Concordia set to co-host Blue-River Classic on Wednesday-Thursday

By Jacob Knabel on Sep. 7, 2021 in Men's Golf

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University Men’s Golf program is making final preparations to co-host the annual Blue River Classic. Concordia will host Wednesday’s round at Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln, Neb., while Doane will host Thursday’s round at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Eagle, Neb. The event will feature 106 golfers from 13 institutions. Head Coach Brett Muller will enter all 16 competitors on his roster into the field.

Blue River Classic – Sept. 8-9
Round 1 – Sept. 8
10 a.m. CT | Highlands GC (Lincoln, Neb.)
Round 2 – Sept. 9
9 a.m. CT | Woodland Hills GC (Eagle, Neb.)

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2021 Blue River Classic field of teams:
Briar Cliff University
Central CC
Concordia University
Dakota Wesleyan University
Doane University
Dordt University
Hastings College
Iowa Western CC
Indian Hills CC
Mount Marty University
Northeast CC
Southeast CC
York College

The field of teams at the 2021 Blue River Classic includes seven GPAC teams, five junior college squads and York College. Last season’s Blue River Classic took place at both Beatrice Country Club and Highlands and saw Concordia place ninth out of 13 teams. The top three players for the Bulldogs at the event were Nathan Auffet (87-75–162), Ivan Yabut (84-80–164) and Drew D’Ercole (90-75–165). Iowa Western Community College is the defending Blue River Classic champion.

This will be the second time out this season for the Bulldogs. At the Mount Marty Invite (Aug. 30-31), Concordia placed second out of eight teams with a two-round total of 304-299–603. Three Bulldogs placed in the top 10 individually: D’Ercole (76-71–147; T-3rd), Yabut (76-71–147; T-3rd) and Justin Webert (73-79–152; 8th). Concordia had entered day two in first place in the team scoring. The Bulldogs are coming off a ninth place GPAC finish in 2020-21.

Following the Blue River Classic, Concordia will return to action at the Siouxland Invite, Sept. 13-14. The tournament is co-hosted by Dordt and Northwestern.